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Doctor insights on: What Are The Brown Spots On My Skin

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What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

What might cause reddish/brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I get brown spots on my skin?

Brown spots: One cause for brown spots on the skin are solar lentigines (AKA liver spots/ age spots). These are caused by increased melanin pigment in the skin. They can increase with age. The best way to avoid them is by avoiding sunlight and using a high SPF sunscreen. ...Read more

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How could i get brown spots on my skin?

How could i get brown spots on my skin?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

Could be: Lentigoes or freckles are typically from the sun but also can develop with normal aging. ...Read more

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Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Brown spots on my skin. Can they be removed by laser?

Possibly but melanom: Possibly but you should first be evaluated to make sure it is nota melanoma. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Is there a difference between having white versus brown spots on the skin?

Yes: Normal skin, if you look very closely, is a myriad of tiny differently colored areas. Brown indicates presence of melanin in that area and white indicates a lack thereof. ...Read more

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Skin is lightly browning and getting small brown spots. Is that worrisome or just i'm getting older?

Old age freckles: Long term exposure to the sun can cause dark discoloration, and also dark smaller flat lesions. These are lentigines, or senile freckles and occur in many people on sun exposed skin, like face, hands and forearms. They are found mostly in older people just because they have had many more years of sun exposure. You need to block the sun, and can try retin a (tretinoin) or glycolic acid, and also a skin bleach. ...Read more

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Dark gray brown spots on my exposed skin at 59?

Marks of maturity: The technical name is "lentigo" (plural: "lentigines"), and they are caused by many short exposures to sunlight over many years. Dermatologists treat them by freezing them with liquid nitrogen, or vaporizing them with various kinds of lasers. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Brown spots on the skin? What does liver have to do with them?

Liver spots: Liver spots have nothing to do with the liver. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other forms of ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. Liver spots are very common after age 40. They occur most often on areas that have had the greatest sun exposure, such as the:backs of the hands, face, forearms, forehead, shoulders. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

I have a cluster of small brown spots under my skin on my thigh. Why?

Can't tell: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Has to be physically seen. ...Read more

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Can aloevera gel be used to remove skin brown spots? Need expert opinions!

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera can be used in treatment of burns (i.e. sun burn) to accelerate healing. However, am not familiar with use of aloe vera to reduce skin pigment. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son has brown spots on his scalp his head is also flaky do you have any ideas of what if might be ?

My 2 year old son has brown spots on his scalp his head is also flaky do you have any ideas of what if might be ?

Seborrhea capitus: Seborrhea capitus is a common condition in infants and young children, often characterized by dry flaking scales and plaques. This is generally managed by soaking the scalp in an oil for 5-10 minutes then gently combing with a fine toothed comb. ...Read more

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